Microendoliths Coral Bleaching And Environmental Change (2005–2007)

Abstract:
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is one of Australia s greatest environmental assets. Corals the framework builders of reefs like the GBR live in close association with dinoflagellates in the coral tissue and skeletal dwelling microalgae. The latter have been largely overlooked although they may influence processes related to recovery of corals or their destruction. Understanding the role of microendoliths in shaping coral reefs in a time in which coral reefs are facing increasing stress and are disappearing from the world s tropical oceans is of great importance. This team will define the role of microendoliths in shaping the fate of coral reefs.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Associate Professor
    School of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    Global Change Institute
  • Snr Lecturer & Acad Director HIRS
    School of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Australian Research Council